Free tour

Free Tour Santa Marta and Simón Bolívar: its 6 burials and 7 funerals.

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 24, 2021

Hello, my name is Milthon Fernan, I am a professional tour guide, I also have a diploma in heritage interpretation. Prepare myself every day in what I love to do the most: guide, showing the culture and surroundings of my city to locals and foreigners with dedication, courage and passion, they are stimulating incentives to give the best of me, to each visitor. You will surely have a great time.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

In this Free tour, I will tell you the history of the city of Santa Marta and its interesting colonial historic center, simultaneously following in detail the last days of the liberator Simon Bolivar in the oldest Hispanic city in South America.

On December 1, 1830, Simón Bolívar, liberator of 5 nations, arrived in the city of Santa Marta, to die 17 days later at 1 in the afternoon in the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. That's the script that the city's tour guides have to stick to.

Simón Bolívar remained buried for almost 12 years in the Basilica Cathedral of Santa Marta; However, many are unaware that his remains were about to be thrown into the Caribbean Sea, equally, they are also unaware that the distinguished hero was buried 3 times in the emblematic cathedral long before being transferred to his native Caracas, Venezuela, where he was buried 3 more times, adding 6 burials and 7 funerals.

Simón Bolívar died a natural death?

Simon Bolivar was betrayed by his resentful nephew Fernando Bolivar, who would hand him over to the Americans in Cartagena de Indias?

He was assassinated by the US Navy in Cartagena and his defective body was transferred to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino?

The Frances Alejandro Prospero Reverend, the only doctor who treated him while he was alive, overstepped his duties and ended the life of the Liberator?

Why did Monsignor Estévez, bishop of the cathedral, not give absolution to the liberator and did he not officiate at the hero's funeral?

Were they scientific or esoteric purposes that motivated Hugo Chávez, being president of Venezuela, to exhume his remains on Friday, July 16, 2010?

Was the curse of Simon Bolivar going to hang over Hugo Chávez and all the officials who had to do with the last exhumation of the liberator's remains?

I know you would like to accompany me on this interesting journey; We will clear up doubts, assumptions and conjectures on the tour that begins in the Port Sector, the place where the liberator was received on December 1, 1830, the Customs House and the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

In the end, your own conclusions will allow you to decide about the real death of the South American hero.

Places to visit:
Fifth of San Pedro Alejandrino.
Puerto Sector, First Avenue, (historic center)
Parque de Bolívar sector and customs house, (historic center).
Sector Plaza de la Catedral and Cathedral Basilica. (historic center)
The value of the entrance to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and transportation to the historic center of the city, are paid by the walker.
In the event that the walker requires vehicular transport to move and mobilize during the Freetour, or from your hotel to the attractions, I have the contacts for that purpose.

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  • Meeting point:
    Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Sect...
    Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Sector San Pedro Alejandrino, Av. El Libertador, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
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    I will be at the main entrance of La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. You will easily identify me, I will be wearing a shirt or t-shirt previously identified with my name and profession.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Luisa 22 Aug 2023

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Muy buen tour, interesante!
Carolina 01 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Excelente tour y muy recomendado para conocer más sobre Simón Bolívar y Santa Marta.
Silvana 09 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Una grata experiencia, Milton es un guía que se esmera por darte un mundo de historia que al final te termina atrapando.
Jorge 24 Oct 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Fue una experiencia supremamente agradable e inolvidable, lo recomiendo es un guru que posee unas excelentes dimensiones de desarrollo humano . Muy agradecido Milthon. Abrazo fraterno.
Deivis 24 Oct 2022

Excelente guía Conocimiento amplio de la zona recorrida, Puntual excelente presentación Despejó las dudas interrogadas Muchas gracias
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.